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A twice-monthly look at the weird and wonderful world of horror movies as seen through the hosts very gay eyes. ScreamQueenz has been featured in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY as a leading LGBTQ podcast, and also in RUE MORGUE Magazine as one of the top 25 horror podcasts. Host and creator Patrick K. Walsh has also received multiple nominations for the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for Best LGBT podcast

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249: Conversations with BART MASTRONARDI, Director of TALES OF POE and VINDICATION (Dec 1st, 2018)

And Now For Something

Completely Different...





Please enjoy this casual conversation I had with out gay horror filmmaker BART MASTRONARDI recorded just before Halloween. This is the first in a series of interviews I'll be doing with the people behind some of the movies featured in during this year's COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN POD-A-THON.







During our insightful chat, we discuss some of the behind-the-scenes stories of the making of TALES OF POE, featured in  Episode 227, how he managed to wrangle all ...

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248: POST-HALLOWEEN TAKEOVER (Nov 18th, 2018)

As I am still recovering from

doing the Pod-a-Thon,

I'm turning the reigns

of the show over to you

this episode.  

IN OTHER WORDS:





 



Since I essentially slept through Halloween again this year, I'm relying on my listeners to call or write in the exciting things they did for the Horror Fan's Night of Night:  It may be a haunted house attraction they visited, or a cool party, or a scary prank they played on someone or just some really weird trick or treater that freaked them out.



I have no idea wh...

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247: TRICK R TREAT (2009) with Bloody Date Night’s JOSH KREBS & LIZ RICHARDS (Oct 31st, 2018)



SHOW NOTES TBA DUE TO EXHAUSTION

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246: ALL ABOUT EVIL (2010) with CHRIS DIANI & JASON PINTAR (Oct 30th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 20



The film industry is about to get even more cutthroat...

 







Episode 246 is all about gratitude.



Gratitude....and severed boobs.



ALL ABOUT EVIL is heartwarming tale of the mousy librarian/theater concessionaire turned overnight movie-making sensation after she discovers there's one thing that sells better than sex.



Snuff.







JOSHUA GRANNELL aka San Francisco's drag legend PEACHES CHRIST, directs a pitch perfect cast including CASSANDRA PETERSON, MINK STOLE and THOMAS DEKKER...

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245: * repost* END OF THE LINE (2007) with FRIGAY THE 13th’s ANDREW HUFF & MATTY ZARADICH (Oct 29th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 19

Shit gets so real this episode that, 

by my own rules,

I should be wearing

a diaphanous nightgown!



 



But what did I expect when I invited ANDREW HUFF and MATTY ZARADICH from FRIGAY THE 13th over to play?







Our topic is director MAURICE DEVEREAUX's brilliant, soul-wrenching film END OF THE LINE, in which a simple subway ride home becomes a horrific battle for survival.



Made in 2006, the film is even more terrifying in 2018, because right now...it's entirely too possible....

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244: BAY OF BLOOD (1971) aka TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE with THOMAS DEJA [Pod-a-Thon: Day 18] (Oct 28th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 18

While the cat's away, Tom gets to play...





Author and fellow podcaster THOMAS DEJA is in the driver's seat this show, and he's itching...(or more appropriately....twitching! to talk about MARIO BAVA's legendary grindhouse proto-slasher BAY OF BLOOD aka TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE.







In order to get ownership of an idyllic lakeside property, everyone and everyone in this greedy cast is ready to brutally stab, strangle, impale and flay whomever it takes, and they do it in...

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243: DR. GIGGLES (1992) with ALLISON NOWACKI & BRYAN POLK [Pod-A-Thon: Day 17] (Oct 27th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 17

Joining me on this leg of the Pod-A-Thon are two returning fan favorite guests whose visits are always as controversial as they are hilarious: BRYAN POLK and ALLISON NOWACKI.







Controversy and conflict are unleashed almost immediately when it is revealed that Allison tricked me into reviewing DR GIGGLES under false pretenses, and is a lying liar liarfaced liar.



War is upon us, children.



Where were you when the Battle of Dr Giggles erupted??

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242: FRIGHT NIGHT (1985) with BRYAN WILSON & MANUEL CANERI [Pod-A-Thon: Day 16] (Oct 26th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 16

When the hot new guy next store

turns out to be a vampire,

life is going to suck

(and not in a fun way....)



Charlie Brewster (WILLIAM RAGSDALE) can't get anyone to believe his new neighbor (CHRIS SARANDON) is really a vampire.  When blood-drained corpses start piling up, he enlists the aid of his sweetheart (AMANDA BEARSE), the class weirdo (STEPHEN GEOFFREYS) and an aging TV horror host (RODDY MCDOWELL) to defeat him.  Instead, he just moved them all to the top o...

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241: NINE LITTLE INDIANS (1987) with WENDY HOSKING-VOELKER “Wendalicious at Goal” and MARTIN MCKEON “Hairdo Enthusiast” [Pod-a-Thon: Day 16] (Oct 25th, 2018)



You can now DONATE via FACEBOOK at bit.ly/sqpodathon









COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 15

If you want to survive

the horror movie you're in,

never buy your shoes

at the supermarket...





Patron JELLIBELLIKELLI gets to take over the Pod-A-Thon today with a rare giallo entry, NINE LITTLE INDIANS.directed by SELANTRO PÜB



When a group of young women return home after going to see a scary slasher movie, they discover the terror has just begun when a maniac begins to decimate their ranks, one by one by one by o...

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240: THE GRAVEDANCERS (2006) with TROY ESCAMILLA & ROGER CONNERS [Pod-a-Thon: Day 14] (Oct 24th, 2018)

  COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 14



A harmless cemetary kiki

can have dire consequences...

Especially if you refuse to take your damned shirt off!





Day 14 of the COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN POD-A-THON, and I'm out after midnight about to get down with two strapping young men in a boneyard......Get down to talking about MIKE MENDEZ's THE GRAVEDANCERS, that is, starring Prison Break's  DOMINIC PURCELL and Buffy' the Vampire Slayer's CLAIRE KRAMER ! 



After a trio of friends mourn a fallen comrade with some i...

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239: THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971) with JOHN CLEMO & VINCENT MARANO [Pod-a-Thon: Day 13] (Oct 23rd, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 13

When Art Deco Weirdness Meets

Modern Day Potty Mouth,

NO ONE IS SAFE!!

Get ready for some classic high-camp horror, because you've got an appointment with THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES!   (Matron, please! He really isn't that sort of doctor!)



Screen titan VINCENT PRICE, in one of his greatest roles, takes Old Testament-style revenge on the medical professionals that he thinks killed his wife.



To assist me in warding off this diabolical doc, I've enlisted two theatrical t...

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238: WALLACE & GROMIT – THE CURSE OF THE WERERABBIT (2005) with TRAE DEAN & DOUG SHAPIRO [Pod-a-Thon: Day 12] (Oct 22nd, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: Day 12

Despite talking about a children's movie,

three grown adult men's inability to say the word

"veg"

without giggling make this episode unsuitable for....

well, anybody.





This leg of our journey towards every horror fans Night of Nights takes another slight detour into children's fare with the surprisingly naughty WALLACE AND GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERERABBIT.  A more gentle touch is required for this show, because I'm joined by everyone's favorite FraidyCat: DOUG SHAPIR...

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237: TERRIFIER and TERRIFIED [Pod-a-Thon: Day 11] (Oct 21st, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 11

When your neighborhood is haunted

by blood-slurping ghosts,

who you gonna call?

Definitely NOT Art the Clown!

It's another super casual solo show, so while I'm mentally and physically preparing for the grueling second half of the pod-a-thon, I decided to kick back and relax with the new movie from DREAD DENTRAL that has everyone buzzing: TERRIFIER starring JENNA KANELL and CATHERINE CORCORAN.



Big mistake,



Huge.



There's no relaxation for me tonight, because ART THE CLO...

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236: TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE (1959) with MAYA MURPHY “Nightwing: Escalation” & JOHN PAUL LUCAS “Beyond the Box Set” [Pod-a-Thon: DAY 10] (Oct 20th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 10

In which a campy sci fi movie

hides a tragic gay history

and

a Hollywood mystery still unsolved

after almost 60 years...





When invaders from space invade a small town to turn the earth into a breeding farm for giant man-earting gargons, things aren't as terryfying as they planned.



This invasion seems a bit...swishy.



You're not wrong.



I'm joined this time around by actor-singer-supervillan MAYA MURPHY







and BEYOND THE BOX SET's co-host JOHN PAUL LUCAS .







Get ready for tons...

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235: THE FINAL GIRLS (2015) with CHRIS & ROBERT “The Film Flamers” [Pod-a-Thon: Day 9] (Oct 19th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 9

In which two young men

saved my hide and became

my actual Final Gurrrls...





For our ninth night of our foolhardy three-week excursion into madness, the tale I've chosen to keep us warm is the brilliant slasher parody/loveletter  THE FINAL GIRLS starring TAISSA FARMIGA and MALIN AKERMAN.



When a group of friends find themselves inexplicably find themselves stuck inside "Camp Bloodbath", their favorite 80's slasher movie, they need to learn to adapt to the rules of the ru...

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234: HALLOWEEN (1978) [Pod-a-Thon: Day 8] (Oct 18th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 8

In which a controversial theory will either

blow your mind

or make you hate me forever...





Tonight, we're having a most informal chat about one of the most influental horror movies of our times: JOHN CARPENTER's trick or treat tale of terror in the house across the street, HALLOWEEN from 1978.



I've got a most controversial theory about the motivations behind this film.  I can back it up with pages and pages of criminal psychology and forensic evidence.



But you might sti...

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233: DON’T GO TO SLEEP (1982) with BRYAN NORTON & ERIN MAGUIRE [Pod-a-Thon: Day 7} (Oct 17th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 7

When a made-for-tv movie

makes you believe that

an iguana can fly

and pizza cutters are the scariest thing ever...





For this leg of our voyage into the unknown, we're covering the kind of movie that helped form me into the glorious ScreamQueen I am today: The made-for-tv horror movie of days gone by!



This time, we're tackling DON'T GO TO SLEEP, a particularly mean-spirited little ditty that will either have you clutching your pearls in fright or doubling over in laught...

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232: BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (2006) with CHRYSTEN PEDDIE & DAN COHEN “Killing Your Darlings” [Pod-a-Thon: Day 6} (Oct 16th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 6

What happens when a movie

breaks all the rules by...

obeying the rules???





For this leg of the COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN POD-A-THON, I'm serving you some deconstructed slasher goodness.  BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON, ingeniously directed by SCOTT GLOSSERMAN, stands the genre on its head by taking you behind the scenes, showing you the ins and outs of the kind of planning required to become the next legendary mass murderer.



And then it rips your throat out. J...

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231: DEAD BODY (2017) [Pod-A-Thon: Day 5] (Oct 15th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 5

If you don't have enough brie

for your party guests,

the results can be deadly...





This episode is a PATRON'S PICK selected by the show supporters at PATREON, so I'm flying solo this time.



Just you.



Just me.



DEAD BODY, directed by BOBBIN RAMSEY, is the story of 9 plucky young people, fresh out of high school, out for one last celebration at a friend's isolated luxury cabin in the woods.



What could possibly go wrong?



When an innocent suggestion of a hide-and-seek style part...

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230: THE WITCH (2015) with VANESSA MCENERY of THE VD CLINIC PODCAST [Pod-A-Thon: Day 4] (Oct 14th, 2018)

COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 4

What is more delicious?

Selling your soul to Satan...

Or just taking off your damn corset?





Tonight, I'm joined by VANESSA MCENERY from THE V.D. CLINIC PODCAST to discuss ROBERT EGGARS controversial film, THE WITCH .







Whether you loved it or hated the movie, you're bound to get a new insight on the experience when Vanessa is on the scene!







The COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN POD-A-THON is a fundraising effort by the ScreamQueenz podcast to assist NEW ALTERNATIVES in their efforts ...

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